I love my job.
This is a short but honest statement. I’m sure you’re wondering what that has to do with my faith or my resiliency but track with me for a bit. The founder of my company came up with these amazing mottos that we live by and today I found myself diving bit deeper into one of my favorites, We’ll Figure It Out.
Building something new is, 9 times out of 10, going to be messy. It is in these moments that we must remember that greatness doesn’t always come in perfectly wrapped boxes with giant bows delicately placed on top. When we make the decision to really follow God, life can get messy as we will sometimes doubt that God truly has our best interest at heart.
Did God really tell me that or was that my own thought?
God, why am I still single? I thought You wanted me to be happy!
I think I know what I should do in this situation, I don’t need to pray on it.
Our individual journeys may be riddled with wrong turns and confusing moments but this is an advantage, not a hinderance.
Imani, how is being confused an advantage?
Our journeys don’t have to make sense to us! Jeremiah 29:11 (NIV 94) says “For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the Lord, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.”
You see, we don’t have to have to know what our next steps are because God has already planned them for us. We will figure it out as we go along by asking God to open our ears and our hearts to His voice. We will figure it out as we learn to be grateful for the tough times because they only strengthen us (James 1:2-4).
All we have to do is trust God with everything. This doesn’t mean letting God get behind the wheel while you read off the directions. This means that you must sit in the passenger seat and patiently wait for Him to let you know where the next turn is.
- Do you feel like God is trying to tell you to let Him lead you? If so, are you allowing Him to fully take the wheel or are you still trying to control certain parts of your life?
- Read James 1:2-4 and reflect on this. Do you thank God for the hard times? Or do you turn to what you know and jump back in the driver’s seat?